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02 February 2003, 03:32 PM's day1.1.jpg

Trailer video of first fully 3D animated short movie in Slovak Republic Pingu's day is now available on his site

02 February 2003, 04:23 PM
Pingu’s day is a short humorous tale of penguin family living somewhere on the North Pole. Pingu is head of the family.

Our story takes place in ever frozen arctic surroundings and in its own special and humorous way unveils unseen, secretive and yet recognizable penguin’s life in this remote part of the world with all its delights and sorrows.

All characters in this story are fictions. Any resemblance with actual events or persons are possible (Perhaps right on this day or in this moment.)

02 February 2003, 05:15 PM
Max-R: This is just FYI; there's already a well established Penguin character called Pingu:

Downloading your trailer now...


02 February 2003, 05:33 PM
yup, BBC've been showing it on their childrens programs for YEARS! Easily for 10 years at least...

02 February 2003, 05:39 PM
ya - The animation in the original series is so cool. I can't get enough of that little clay fella..

02 February 2003, 05:43 PM
looks like the little fella's just goin to get his break in the USA, too...u might have probs if you keep that name, Max-R...

02 February 2003, 06:00 PM
hmmm.. I dont now, just only name... no trade mark I thing..

02 February 2003, 06:03 PM
i thought things like that were always trademarked/copywrite protected... :shrug:

02 February 2003, 09:18 AM
yes, that's definitely true!

copyrights are automatically generated everytime somebody accomplishes some sort of creative performance, the result of which is a concrete piece of work. :shame:

02 February 2003, 10:03 AM
Pingu's official response in wav format: Noot noot! (

You really have to consider changing the name of that project. Pingu (the original) Is a CLASSIC, even up here as far as Canada. (I believe Its originally from Switzerland.) I even own some rare Pingo merchandise. The chocolate is a bit old though :)

No offense, but when I saw this thread, I was hoping that they werent going to destroy the series by trying a CG knock off. The original claymation 5 minutes shorts are GREAT. He's such a cute character. Please do the original a huge favor and change the title. I've just watched the trailer, and luckily there is no reference to "Pingu" in any lipsync, so it should be as easy as a title change. Other than that it looks good. Sorry to be harsh.

And finally, The original theme for hardcore Pingo fans (

03 March 2003, 03:49 PM
I did not intend to interfere with Pingu sitcom as my creation is called “Pingu’s day not Pingu. We have chosen this name regardless of your Pingu series (non of us have ever seen the soap opera before) Try to look up the word “pingu” on the internet and you will by surprised by results you receive. (also IMHO opinion “pingu” is simply commonplace contraction of “penguin” and as such can hardly by considered a copyright. Likewise my surname is “MAX” and I can hardly demand on 3DS Max to change name of their well established product.

03 March 2003, 03:56 PM
the fact that they're both animations about penguins called Pingu, and one has been established for about 10 years and the other hasn't, might just alert the copywrite lawyers... Pingu is © Hit Entertainment PLC

03 March 2003, 04:55 PM
It's your choice Max-R. I realise your creation is different, but the fact is that "the" Pingu is very well known in most of Europe, Japan, and Canada. There's tons of Pingu merchandise out there, books, toys, key chains, teaching aids for schools... I typed Pingu into Google and the vast majority linked to Pingu (C) Hit Entertainment

You're probably right that "Pingu" is a common contraction of penguin, but do you really want to risk having to argue that with lawyers? It might be worth compromising on your choice of name to avoid confusion and/or legal wrangles. :shrug:


03 March 2003, 09:54 AM
hmm... I will thinking about it...

03 March 2003, 10:34 PM
oh god! it tarnishes the lovable pingu that i used to watch on canadian public television...

03 March 2003, 01:07 PM
dont victimize it... its only stupid penguin...

03 March 2003, 01:23 PM
hey! less of the stupid!! :)

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